The Ford Transit Connect XLT
The Ford Transit Connect XLT is the next step up in this line of vans and has a base price of $22,870. Some of the standard features include an audio jack, an AM/FM radio with a single CD player. The system comes with two speakers.
Cruise control is another standard feature on the XLT model. This model also has several power features included as standard. This includes power windows, locks, exterior mirrors, and integrated spotter mirrors. A keyless entry system is also another standard feature.
Some other available options which you may like to add to your van include a Defroster package. This package includes heated rear and side window defrosters. For smokers you can add the Smoker package which includes an ashtray and a cigar lighter.
The inside of the Transit Connect XLT has room for two in the front. The Wagon model will seat five and has seats which can be folded down when not in use.
Manual air conditioning comes standard with this model as do does cruise control. Options include all weather or premium floor mats which may be a useful inclusion especially if you live in a climate with bad weather. Why not keep the inside of your van as clean as possible?
Another standard feature which is useful is the inclusion of a 12 volt single front power point. A rear power jack is also included in this model.
The centre console in this model of the Transit contains 2 cup holders along with two storage bins. Plus there is an additional fold away cup holder. The front, middle and rear of the van is equipped with dome lighting.
Standard on the Transit Connect XLT are front and rear bumpers that are the same color as the body. Rear doors open at 180 degrees with the option to upgrading to doors which open at 255 degrees.
The front grille on this van has a locking feature will allows you to lock your hood. The fuel filler door also has a lock on it. The body side and wheel lip moldings are in a grey color. Splash guards are available as an upgrade.
The Ford Transit Connect XLT is a front wheel drive vehicle. It comes equipped with power drum front and rear brakes with an ABS system.
The XLT has a 2.0 Duratec engine with 136 horsepower. The transmission is a 4 speed automatic with overdrive. The alternator has 150 amps. The fuel tank holds 15.4 gallons of fuel. This allows the Connect to be driven approximately 354 miles on one tank of gas! It delivers around 23 mpg when driven on the highway and in the city combined.
Ford has installed their Electronic Passive Anti Theft System as a standard feature on this Transit Connect model. For additional safety this model comes with a tire pressure monitoring system which will warn you when your tires are under inflated.